Litti Chokha Recipe: The Perfect Pair for ADF Soul's Garlic Chutney

India's incredible food diversity offers a vast array of regional delights that have been loved for generations and continue to be enjoyed across the country. A prime example of this diversity is litti choka, a popular street food from Bihar. The combination of rustic roasted litti and flavorful chokha has captured the hearts of many, making it a must-try for anyone seeking a taste of regional Indian cuisine. Let's explore more about Litti Chokha and how you can easily make this delicious dish at home using an easy-to-follow recipe below.

What is Litti Chokha?

Litti Chokha is a delicious dish from the state of Bihar in India. This combo is made in two parts: litti and chokha. Let's delve deeper into this combo meal below:

Litti: Litti’s are in round balls made of whole wheat flour dough. They're stuffed with a savory mixture called sattu, which is basically roasted chickpea flour spiced with herbs and other goodies. Traditionally, litti are cooked over charcoal or a cow dung fire for a smoky flavor, but you can also bake or pan-fry them.

Chokha: This is a mashed vegetable relish. The most common vegetables used are eggplant, potato, and tomato, but there can be variations. It's seasoned with onions, garlic, chilies, and spices for a flavorful punch.

A king's feast or a farmer's fuel, litti chokha satisfies every soul.


Step by Step Guide to Make Litti Chokha

With only a few ingredients, it is simple to make at home. It's also perfect for sharing with loved ones at gatherings or potlucks. Let's make this regional delight! But before we dive into the step-by-step recipe, gather all the Litti Chokha ingredients.

For Litti  

  • Whole Wheat Flour - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 3 tablespoons (for dough) + ½ cup (for serving)
  • Ajwain (Carom Seeds) - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Water as needed

For Filling 

  • Sattu (Roasted Gram Flour) - 1 cup
  • Mustard Oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Green Chilies - 2 finely chopped
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece grated
  • Garlic - 4-5 cloves finely chopped
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tablespoon
  • Pickle Masala - 1 tablespoon (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves - a handful

For Chokha 

  • Eggplant (Brinjal) - 1 large
  • Tomatoes - 2 medium
  • Potatoes - 2 medium
  • Onion - 1 large, finely chopped
  • Green Chilies - 2, finely chopped
  • Garlic - 4-5 cloves, finely chopped
  • Mustard Oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt - to taste
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves - a handful, chopped 

For Paring

  • 1 – 2 Spoonful of ADF Soul's Garlic Chutney in olive oil
  • Thinly chopped Onions/Tomatoes 
  • 2-3 Green chilies (optional)
  • Sliced Lemon  

How to Make Litti Chokha?

  1. To make the Dough
  • In a mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour, ajwain, salt, and ghee.
  • Add water gradually while kneading to form a firm dough. Let it rest and cover it for 20 to 30 mins.
  1. Batter for Filling 
  • In another bowl, mix sattu, mustard oil, green chilies, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, pickle masala, salt, and coriander leaves. 
  • Ensure the filling is moist enough to hold together. Add a little water if necessary.
  1. Shape the Litti
  • Divide the dough into equal portions and roll them into balls.
  • Flatten each ball and place a spoonful of filling in the center.
  • Pinch the edges together to seal tightly, forming a stuffed ball. Repeat this process with the remaining dough and filling.
  1. Different ways to cook Litti
    There are several ways to cook litti at home.
  • Oven: This recipe suggests oven baking as a convenient option.
  • Roast on Tawa: Flatten the shaped litti and cook them on a hot griddle (tawa) over low heat until they have nice char marks.
  • Tandoor Grilling: For a smoky flavor, grill the litti in a tandoor until cooked through with a light char.
  • Deep Frying (Optional): For a richer taste, you can deep fry the litti shaped like kachoris in hot oil. Ensure they are well-sealed to prevent them from breaking apart while frying.
  1. Preparing the Chokha
  • Roast the Vegetables: Roast the eggplant, tomatoes, and potatoes directly over an open flame or in an oven until they are charred and cooked through. Let them cool, then peel off the charred skins.

  • Mash and Mix: In a bowl, mash the roasted eggplant, tomatoes, and potatoes. Add finely chopped onions, green chilies, garlic, mustard oil, salt, and coriander leaves. Mix well to combine.
  1. Serving Litti Chokha
  • Arrange the hot littis on a plate and drizzle with ghee. Serve with a generous portion of chokha on the side.  
  • Add a spoonful of ADF Soul's Garlic Chutney in olive oil on the side for chokha.
  • For more flavors serve it with thinly chopped onions or tomatoes, along with 2-3 green chilies (optional) and sliced lemon.

See Also: Rajasthani Dal Bati Churma Recipe with ADF Soul’s Pickles

Elevate the Flavors of Litti Choka with ADF Soul’s Garlic Chutney in Olive Oil!

We all know how chutneys help to add an extra layer of flavor to any dish, so why not try pairing garlic chutney with this classic dish to elevate its taste even more? The possibilities are endless for creating unique and delicious flavor combinations. Here's how ADF Soul's Garlic Chutney in Olive Oil can elevate your Litti Choka:

Garlicky Goodness: The fresh garlic in the chutney adds a bold and pungent layer of flavor that complements the earthy richness of the Litti Choka.

Spicy Kick: If your Litti Choka is on the milder side, the chutney's red chilies can provide the spice element that you desire. 

Creamy Texture: ADF Soul’s Garlic chutney is made with 100% pure olive oil in the chutney adds a smooth base texture to crunchy garlic that nicely blends with the slightly coarse texture of Litti.

Extra boost of Flavor: The special blend of spices in the chutney, like cumin and coriander, adding new flavor elements to your Litti Choka, making it even more interesting.

Overall, ADF Soul's Garlic Chutney in Olive Oil can be a delicious and versatile condiment to take your Litti Choka to the next level.


What do you call a fake litti chokha? A Lie-ti chokha!



Litti Chokha, a traditional dish from Bihar, India, combines crispy litti, dough balls stuffed with spiced roasted gram flour, with a flavorful and slightly spicy chokha, a mashed vegetable dish typically made with roasted eggplant, tomatoes, and potatoes. This dish is perfect for those seeking an authentic regional Indian flavor.

You can easily prepare Litti Chokha at home with simple ingredients and an easy-to-follow recipe you can find online. For an additional layer of flavor, consider adding a dollop of ADF Soul's garlic chutney in olive oil, which will have a delightful garlicky taste and a creamy texture to complement the Litti Chokha. Try the recipe and enjoy the flavors of Bihar's street food at the comfort of your home.